You’ve packed, prepped and ready to travel. Missed anything? Take some time to consider your destination and the importance of the right ambience to set the mood when you arrive at your well-earned vacation.
Blokes are being told they are not romantic enough, don’t spend enough time thinking about our other half (mostly from their other half) and not offer enough care and attention when selecting the right accommodation for two long weeks away from home.
Back at home, everyone appreciates familiarity. There’s a reason why time and effort is spent crafting the right vibe and environment for an evening. This is partly achieved through the use of the right candle and the aroma is important.
The same theory applies to your vacation, hotel room when you’re away on business or any other unfamiliar location. We appreciate when a hotel has made an effort to freshen their room, naturally. Not every hotel makes that kind of effort.
Both business partners here at Short Motivation respect the relaxing aroma you find when you stay at 1 Hotels. Head to 1 Hotel South Beach and the distinct smell of cedarwood remains through the building, giving the entire hotel a fresh, woody, relaxing vibe.
If you are the first person to stay in an Airbnb or villa, you might find it has a slight musty smell from lack of use, early in the season. We recently travelled to a fantastic Airbnb in Miami, but the first thing we noticed is how musty the building smelt when we entered the door. Not a pleasant welcome.
The solution is a candle. Before you start thinking how it’s possible to bring a huge candle in your cabin baggage, there are plenty of special travel-sized candles which are ample for a few days away. You’ll only need to light a candle for an hour or two each evening, perhaps before you’re getting ready in the room for an evening meal.
The question is, what aroma would you consider? Smell is very subjective. Whilst one person might like the deep aroma of a smokey fire, another may prefer the sweet aroma of red roses. It’s wise to find one that is suitable for both parties in the room, which is why we recommend a fresh, light and natural smell such as cedarwood or vetiver.
We’ve picked various candles from some of our favourite brands and the most likely we’d pack and take on our vacation.
There are plenty of other candle options from other manufacturers. However, we’ve attempted to capture some of our favourites. We may add to this article in future if our options change, so watch this space.
If you want to share your favourite travel candle, let us know in the comments section below.